Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Canonization of Junipero Serra, Sept. 23, 2015

A first of its kind is occurring on U.S. soil on Wednesday, September 24, at 4:15 pm EST. Blessed Junipero Serra will be canonized in Washington, D.C. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Francis. Previous to his canonization, all other saints who were born in the United States or served in the United States, have been canonized in Rome at St. Peter's Basilica.  St. Pope John Paul II initiated the current practice of canonizing saints when he was in their country on a papal visit. Pope Francis inaugurates the practice in the United States when he visits, September 22 - September 27, 2015.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Nativity of Mary

September 8 is the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was the daughter of St. Anne and St. Joachim. She was the spouse of St. Joseph and is the mother of Our Lord and Savior. Mary holds a unique place in the human race. She was conceived without Original Sin; she never personally sinned, and she was given the honor of being the Mother of God. Through her we receive many graces and blessings. On her birthday, let us honor her in some special way. Here are a few ideas of treats you might make with your children. There are many ways to honor Mary. Whether you make a food to celebrate with or choose some other activity: a prayer, a craft or a story, enjoy the day and don't forget to wish her a "Happy Birthday." 

Sugar Cookies for Mary

Cupcakes for Mary

All Kinds of Cookies for Mary

More Sugar Cookies for Mary

Refrigerated cookie dough rolled and cut-out in the shape of hearts and marked with an M

A Chocolate Cake Pop for Mary!


Ask Jesus to bless our families, Mary.